Unmanned Aircraft Design: A Review of Fundamentals

Synthesis Lectures on Mechanical Engineering

Mohammad SadraeySouthern New Hampshire University

193 pages | Published September 2017
DOI: 10.2200/S00789ED1V01Y201707MEC004

This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. A UAV designer must be aware of the latest UAV developments; current technologies; know lessons learned from past failures; and they should appreciate the breadth of UAV design options. This book is meant to meet the needs of newcomers into the world of UAVs. The materials are intended to provide enough information in each area and illustrate how they all play together to support the design of a complete UAV.

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